The absolute gold standard for television this year has been HBO's "True Detective," a formally ambitious, philosophically challenging crime series in which pair of detectives (played by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson) stare into the bottomless black void of human behavior (and, in true Nietzschian form, the void stares back). The first season was brilliant but also close-ended; this is an anthology show like "American Horror Story." After one season, the entire show is rebooted and started anew. Which makes McConaughey's recent comments somewhat puzzling. Since he says he'd come back.
According to Deadline, McConaughey explains: "If HBO had wanted an option on me for a Season 2 or 3, I wouldn't have done it." But now that everything is said and done (and the accolades have poured in)? "I liked 'True Detective,' the whole series and the experience of making it, so much that I'd be open to doing another one now." Oh well, you don't say?
The show's creator, novelist Nic Pizzolatto, has said that for season two, it will be set in California and will feature three leads, all of them new characters. But maybe Matt could come back for a Season 3 or Season 4? While the season was fairly closed off, the series' central mystery still has plenty of room to explore. Time is a flat circle, after all.
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